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Greenhaelan (Chronicles of Algarth#1)

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Self-employed gardener Sara Martin has known from childhood that gardens are enchanted places. But she never expected the magic to be literal.
Miraculously swept away to a landscape dying in the grip of an ecological disaster, Sara discovers that the enchantment is as real as the danger. And when a forbidden healing power manifests in her, she is forced to question
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Expected publication: February 20th 2020 by Gateshaper Books
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Veronica Strachan
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who wouldn't want to be swept away from their safe, little life to an enchanted world full of magic? And of course, be given the opportunity to save the world from enemies and strife.
If your answer is 'count me in', then Greenhaelen is for you.
Debut author L.A. Webster has woven a classic portal fantasy in the Tales of Algarth Book 1, that works on so many levels.
The story telling style is unique and has a lyrical rhythm and cadence.
The reader follows an eclectic cast as they take on friends,
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Emma
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This sweeping tale set predominantly in the enchanting world of Algarth is compelling and interesting. In a world where (almost) everyone has a 'skal' - a heightened sense of skill which allows them to communicate with beasts, speed up healing, regrow nature and bend other's wills, Sara Martin must quickly adjust to her new reality and figure out who she is in the process.

There is much to like about this book - a colourful cast of characters, adventure, interesting lore, inexplicable forces,
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K.M. Allan
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Greenhaelan is an adventurous debut with a unique world and magic system that is sure to be a hit with Fantasy readers. The main character of the story is 26-year old gardener Sara Martin (although she reads much older than 26), who finds herself mysteriously transported to a new world called Algarth. After making friends and learning the language, she discovers almost everyone who lives in Algarth has a skal, which is magic that manifests in them at a certain age, giving them different ...more
Naomi Lisa Shippen
Caught up in a parallel universe, Sara Martin struggles to make sense of the strange new world she finds herself in. This strange, beautiful place called Algarth, is reminiscent of Medieval times but is unlike anything Sara has heard of in the history books.

Constantly on the run from both real and supernatural forces, Sara finds her tribe in an unusual band of outlaws. Fleeing from evil overlord Villembelt Tarn, the misunderstood gang are on a mission to save Algath from the terrible Blight that
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Emily Wrayburn
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just finished reading and that sending made me smile. Full review to come.
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Lyn Webster is a retired teacher who has spent a considerable portion of her life exploring imaginary places from the comfort of her favourite reading chair.
In the classroom, her greatest joy was taking her students on similar journeys and equipping them to launch out on their own.
Newly retired, she experienced a deep yearning to explore a brand-new destination and share its stories. After a few
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